Just Tech Fellowship

Location:
Multiple Locations,
United States

Supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures.

The Just Tech Fellowship supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures. Fellows will identify and challenge injustices emerging from new technologies, and identify solutions that advance social, political, and economic rights.

Fellows receive two-year awards of $100,000 per year, robust supplementary funding packages to subsidize additional expenses, and seed funding to work on collaborative projects with other Just Tech Fellows. The fellowship will provide the space and time necessary for deep reflection, as well as an engaged community and opportunities to facilitate ambitious co-creation.

Please note there is a 2 part process to applying for this fellowship. You must submit an "Expression of Interest" and a "Full Application."

Expression of Interest (due January 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST)

Sign up for a public information session on December 1, 3:00 p.m. ET or December 9, 10:00 a.m. ET to learn more.

  • Contact Information: Full name and email address
  • Critical Question: What is the central question you would want to pursue with a Just Tech Fellowship? (300 characters max)
  • Work Statement: In two to three sentences, please describe your work. How does your work focus on the intersection of technology and social justice? (450 characters max)

You must submit an expression of interest to apply for the Just Tech Fellowship.

Submit your expression of interest

Full Application Materials (due January 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST)

  • Resume/CV: Up to three pages (saved as a PDF file). The application portal will also allow applicants to submit a link to personal web pages.
  • Personal Statement: Applicants should submit a written or recorded (video) personal statement of up to 500 words (written) OR four (4) minutes (video).
  • Work Proposal: Applicants should submit a short proposal for a project focused on the intersection of technology and social justice.
  • Samples of Work: Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to share up to two (2) samples of relevant work. Visual and audio samples may be linked or uploaded via the application portal.

Eligibility

Education: Applicants must hold either a college-level credential, such as a bachelor’s degree in the arts, fine arts, sciences, or a demonstrated track record of success in their respective fields.

Residence: Fellows are expected to reside in the United States during the term of their fellowship, although applications can be from citizens of any country. The SSRC will not sponsor visas, and may not be indicated as an affiliate or sponsor of visa applications. To learn more about visa requirements, please refer to the US State Department.

For more information on who is eligible and the application process, visit our Selection Criteria and Timeline and Frequently Asked Questions pages. Contact just-tech@ssrc.org with any further questions.

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
Social Sciences, STEM
Eligibility:
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Graduate Students, Columbia Undergraduates, Fellowships, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential
Location:
Multiple Locations,
United States

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2023
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2023